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China Current Events: June 27

Bo Xilai denies knowledge of how Neil Heywood died in China The disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has told government investigators he has no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of British businessman Neil Heywood, The Daily Telegraph understands.  Read more Cover up, Shanghai metro tells women An appeal by the Shanghai subway […]

China Current Events: June 1

‘China detains hundreds in Tibet over self-immolation protests’ Hundreds of people have been detained in Lhasa after two men set themselves on fire in the Tibetan regional capital on Sunday in protest against Chinese rule, a US-based broadcaster reported.  Read more Air Pollution Fuels Hospital Visits in Hong Kong Deteriorating air quality in Hong Kong […]

Current Events in China: May 7

Newspaper ‘apologizes’ for criticizing US in Chen Guangcheng affair A prominent Chinese newspaper has posted a cryptic apology on its microblog account, supposedly for publishing a scathing article criticizing the American government’s handling of the Chen Guangcheng affair, and appearing to suggest that it may have been pressured into writing the editorial by the Chinese […]

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    • Will China Ever Be Good At Soccer? - Forbes February 10, 2016
      ForbesWill China Ever Be Good At Soccer?ForbesSupporters of Guangzhou Evergrande of China display a huge banner before the start of the third-place Club World Cup football match between Guangzhou Evergrande of China and Sanfreece Hiroshima in Yokohama on December 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO ...
    • Blame an Ivory Ban for China's Vanishing Giant Clams - WIRED February 10, 2016
      WIREDBlame an Ivory Ban for China's Vanishing Giant ClamsWIREDLast fall, the United States and China came together to crack down on the ivory trade. Both countries—the two biggest markets for illegal ivory—banned the import and export of the stuff, hoping to save some of the elephants being poached for their tusks.
    • China is expanding its pursuit of fleeing dissidents worldwide - PRI February 10, 2016
      PRIChina is expanding its pursuit of fleeing dissidents worldwidePRIUnder mysterious circumstances, critics of China's ruling party have been yanked from various foreign countries as well as the quasi-autonomous city-state of Hong Kong. These operations are increasingly brash. In Myanmar, Chinese authorities captured ...China's message to dissenter
    • China reports first case of Zika virus after traveler returned from Venezuela - Fox News February 10, 2016
      Fox NewsChina reports first case of Zika virus after traveler returned from VenezuelaFox NewsBEIJING – China's first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Venezuela and is now making a speedy recovery, the government said Wednesday. The man from the southern city of Ganzhou had been treated in ...China confi
    • North Korea's Rocket Launch Frays Ties Between South Korea and China - New York Times February 10, 2016
      New York TimesNorth Korea's Rocket Launch Frays Ties Between South Korea and ChinaNew York TimesBut the prospect of a friendly new era between China and South Korea seemed to collapse this week. After North Korea, China's treaty ally, launched a rocket, apparently to test ballistic missile technology, South Korea embraced what China had been ...Why
    • Exclusive: US and India consider joint patrols in South China Sea - US official - Reuters February 10, 2016
      ReutersExclusive: US and India consider joint patrols in South China Sea - US officialReutersThe patrols would likely be in the Indian Ocean where the Indian navy is a major player as well as the South China Sea, the official told Reuters in New Delhi on condition of anonymity. The official gave no details on the scale of the proposed patrols.US & India
    • Forget rice and noodles, China looks to potatoes as the new staple - USA TODAY February 10, 2016
      USA TODAYForget rice and noodles, China looks to potatoes as the new stapleUSA TODAYYANQING, China — In a lab 50 miles north of Beijing, technicians propagate potato plants by slicing the leaves off the tiny sprouts and dropping the cuttings into jars of growth jelly. Within a few weeks each snippet should send up a shoot of its own ...and more »
    • The Fed is watching China very, very closely right now - Business Insider February 10, 2016
      Business InsiderThe Fed is watching China very, very closely right nowBusiness InsiderIn prepared remarks set to be delivered to Congress on Wednesday morning, Fed chair Janet Yellen made a number of references to China, specifically how financial conditions in the world's second-largest economy could impact US financial conditions ...Market turmoil: Ye
    • Trump: China should make Kim Jong Un 'disappear' - Politico February 10, 2016
      PoliticoTrump: China should make Kim Jong Un 'disappear'Politico“China has control — absolute control — over North Korea. They don't say it, but they do,” Trump explained. “And they should make that problem disappear. China is sucking us dry. They're taking our money. They're taking our jobs. They're doing so much.and more »
    • China Says Its Students, Even Those Abroad, Need More 'Patriotic Education' - New York Times February 10, 2016
      New York TimesChina Says Its Students, Even Those Abroad, Need More 'Patriotic Education'New York TimesBEIJING — Chinese students, already immersed in classes and textbooks that promote nationalist loyalty to the Communist Party as a bedrock value, must be made even more patriotic and devoted to the party, even when they are studying in universitie